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28 Jan, 2008 07:15

Iran gets final shipment of Russian nuclear fuel

The Russian company building the Bushehr power plant says the final batch of enriched uranium has been sent to Iran. Atomstroyexport says the last eight tonnes of the nuclear fuel has been shipped. Tehran says the country's first nuclear reactor will sta

It will begin by producing 500 megawatts of power, half of its overall capacity.
There are fears in the international community that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons.  But Tehran insists its nuclear programme is aimed at generating electricity only.